Asterisk Blog

asterisk is Assiniboine Credit Union’s blog*. Here you’ll find advice, insights, resources and inspiration that will help you improve your financial well-being. You’ll also see ideas about how to contribute positively to the social, economic and environmental health of your community.
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Investing in a new beginning: Wealth Building Tips for newcomers to Canada

There are a number of barriers to investing for newcomers, like learning a new language or adapting to different social customs—even getting used to the weather. But they can also…

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Credit unions vs. banks: 4 credit union benefits that banks don’t offer

Oct. 19 marks the 75th anniversary of International Credit Union Day, a celebration of the global credit union movement that has been taking place on the third Thursday of October…

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Signing the Indigenous Accord

The road to reconciliation: ACU’s progress on Indigenous Accord commitments

In 2017, ACU was the first financial institution in Manitoba to sign the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action. Winnipeg’s…

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Celebrate Asian Heritage Month in Winnipeg

May is Asian Heritage Month, celebrate in Winnipeg. Check out the Taste of Asia (May 25 and 26), a free admission event at The Forks featuring food trucks, music, art,…

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RRSP vs. TFSA vs. FHSA: Breaking down the options for buying your first home

Many ACU members are familiar with their options when saving for a down payment. Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) offer shelter from taxes on growth, while a Registered Retirement Savings…

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10 steps to buying your first home

Buying a new home in Winnipeg can be an exciting time. After all, you can finally move into a place to call your own—whether you’re leaving that long-term rental property,…

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